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CBAP Certification.   From Why to Certified with All the Tips and Tricks in Between.


Please join us for our next Chapter Meeting on Wednesday June 24, 2015. Networking to begin at 5:30pm, with presentation to start promptly at 6:00pm. We will be meeting at Matrix Solutions in Cary. IIBA RTP Members Felicia Joyner and Jeff Morris will be presenting "CBAP Certification.   From Why to Certified with All the Tips and Tricks in Between." [Registration Form]

Matrix Solutions

7001 Weston Parkway, Suite 100
Cary, NC 27513
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Topic:  CBAP Certification.  From Why to Certified with All the Tips and Tricks in Between.
Presenters:   Felicia Joyner and Jeff Morris

1.  Why Get Certified

2.  Overview and Update on CBAP Certification.

3.  The CBAP Application

4.  Studying for the Exam

5.  Taking the Exam

6.  Wrap-up and QA

Presenter Bios:

Felicia Joyner and Jeff Morris began their journey to CBAP certification as members of the IIBA RTP CBAP Study Group.   Both  Felicia and Jeff are active members of the IIBA RTP Chapter and seasoned Business Analysts in the Raleigh Durham area.

 

Reading List / Resources

Benefits of IIBA Professional Certifications

http://www.iiba.org/Certification-Recognition/Benefits-of-IIBA-Certification.aspx

IIBA Guide to CBAP Certification
http://www.iiba.org/Certification-Recognition/CBAP-Designation.aspx

IIBA Guide to CCBA Certification
http://www.iiba.org/Certification-Recognition/CCBA-Certification.aspx

IIBA Certification FAQ
http://www.iiba.org/Certification-Recognition/Certification-FAQs.aspx

Watermark Learning CBAP and CCBA Certification Resources
http://www.watermarklearning.com/certification/business-analysis-training/cbap-ccba/

5 Practical Tips on How to Prepare Your CBAP/CCBA Application
http://businessanalystlearnings.com/blog/2012/12/14/practical-tips-on-how-to-become-a-certified-business-analysis-professional-cbap

 
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Congratulations to Jeff for becoming a CBAP!

Jeff Morris, currently works for Schwab Performance Technologies in downtown Raleigh as a Business Analyst on strategic technology projects for  advisory practices.   Before settling in at Schwab, Jeff worked as a business analyst, product manager and project manager for companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500s.

Here is what Jeff had to say about his CBAP journey and his advice for others considering pursuing CBAP certification.

Testimony:
I'm very happy to have set the goal and achieved CBAP certification.   I wanted to distinguish myself from the hundreds of other Business Analysts in my company and also further refine my skills as a Business Analyst.   The path to getting my CBAP wasn't easy, but in the process I gained several new skills that have benefited me and have become a much better BA.

Advice:
Develop a plan for not only studying, but filling out / completing the application.  It takes commitment and time.  The application is lengthy and does require you to thoughtfully justify your BA experience.   When it comes to studying, don't under estimate the time commitment required.   You have to read and re-read the BABOK many many times.